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MARINE GRADUATIONS OPEN TO PUBLIC

MCRD San Diego graduations are open to the public!
Click below to visit the Depot's website to learn more.

Code Talkers Platoon

Grad Photos and Grad Books

The MCRD Museum Foundation maintains a collection of platoon photos, composite photos, and platoon books. 

Founding Fathers

Our Mission

Learn more about our mission to provide an educational setting for Marines & recruits, support the Command, and serve as a bridge to the local community.

Museum and Foundaton Programs

Our Programs

The MCRD Command Museum provides free programming to school groups and scouting groups which teach Core Values in a historic setting. We also serve active duty, veterans, and families through outreach programs that strengthen our local community.

MCRD Museum Docents

Get Involved

Help preserve and perpetuate Marine Corps history. Become a member, volunteer, or donate today. If you enjoy Marine Corps history, you will be forever moved by this experience!

Recruit Gear

Show Your Pride

Shop for your USMC gear here! All proceeds directly support the Museum and its programs for Marines and veterans.

MCRD Museum Education Program

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The Command Museum’s education program impact thousands of students, youth organizations, recruits, Marines, and Sailors every year. The museum’s education staff has incorporated the most current technologies and teaching methods to provide our youth with the most kinetic, immersive educational experience possible. These programs are at the heart of ensuring that we are doing our part to prepare the next generation for success, whether it be assisting scouts with attaining badges, instilling our Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment, or ensuring the Fleet Marine Force is among the most educated military branches in the world.

We Accomplish This By:
  • Teaching US and world history, geography, communications, and current events to K-12 students in accordance with California History-Social Studies Content Standards and the Common Core Curriculum.
  • Teaching Marine Corps history and values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment to youth organizations.
  • Providing guided tours of museum galleries to visiting student and youth groups.
  • Developing curricula for out of area educators.
  • Developing historical materials about Marine Corps history.

Please contact us if you, your class, your group, or your organization would like to receive instruction, curricula, or tours.   Museum staff host visiting groups in the museum, and also travel to classrooms to provide instruction.   We will gladly send curricula to out of area teachers and home school parents at no cost. 

Questions?  Call 619-524-6038 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Museum K-12 Education: 
The museum provides opportunities to San Diego area youth, including students from Title I schools, to learn about the history and role of the United States Marine Corps, especially as it pertains to the Marine Corps presence in Southern California. 

Boy Scouts/ Girl Scouts:
The MCRD Museum offers free classes and tours, for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.  Program curriculum focuses not only on Marine Corps history, but also Core Values and character development.